Ray Parlour: This Man United midfielder a really good fit for Jose Mourinho

The Arsenal legend highlights the role that Michael Carrick has played in the Manchester United side

Ray Parlour believes Michael Carrick has proven an excellent fit in the Manchester United side.

The Red Devils have won their last four Premier League games to kick-start their season under new manager Jose Mourinho.

The 20-time English champions had beaten Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in their last three Premier League games before Christmas Day.

Mourinho’s men eased to a 3-1 win against Sunderland on Boxing Day thanks to goals from Daley Blind, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Red Devils are still a staggering 13 points behind Antonio Conte’s all-conquering Chelsea side as a result of their stuttering start to the season.

Former Arsenal midfielder Parlour believes Carrick has played a vital role in Manchester United’s recent resurgence in the Premier League.

“Michael Carrick hasn’t lost for 14 games now since he has been in the side. He gives his team-mates a license to get forward. Pogba and Herrera alongside him as well seem a real good fit for Carrick,” Parlour told Sky Sports News HQ.

Manchester United finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season.

Chelsea, on the other hand, ended a disappointing campaign in tenth place.

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